Chase Christ was named the Blue Ridge High School Homecoming Queen. Christ was escorted by her father, Christ at halftime of the game. Chase’s mother is Tonya Christ.
The class representatives were Sametra Duck, senior, Bailey Black, junior, Lauren Patrick, sophomore, and Leah Allen, freshman.
Blue Ridge quarterback Jake Smith scored on a 5-yard run in overtime to lead the Tigers to a 30-27 win over Berea Friday in a Region II-AAA game at Berea.
Berea’s Abraham Marion kicked a 29-yard field goal on fourth down in its overtime possession for a 27-24 lead.
Blue Ridge played host to out-of-state’s Stephens County (Ga.) and was shutout, 21-0, Friday night.
Stephens County scored a pair of touchdowns in the second quarter and both extra points kicks gave the Indians a 14-0 lead. A final score and point after touchdown in the fourth quarter accounted for the points.
Blue Ridge survived a scare last week against J.L. Mann. This week they face an even bigger challenge.
The Tigers will play host to Stephens County from Toccoa, a team that Blue Ridge coach Shane Clark said presents a tall task.
High school students participating in the 9th Annual Benson OctoberFAST 5K on Saturday, Oct. 3, will have the opportunity to win a $1,000 scholarship for their school. The race begins at 8:30 a.m. at Greer First Baptist Church, 201 W. Poinsett St. The fast, flat course is certified.
OctoberFAST benefits Greer Community Ministries (GCM), a nonprofit offering assistance to those in need in the Greater Greer area through Meals on Wheels, Senior Dining, a Food Pantry, and Sharon’s Closet.